Thursday, August 21, 2014 Av 25, 5774

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After an 18-month search, the board of directors at the Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy has tapped Philadelphia-area native Steven M. Brown as the next head of school. Rabbi Philip D. Field, 61, will be retiring after 17 years at the helm of Barrack, formerly Akiba Hebrew Academy. He and his wife will be moving to Israel, where their four...
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Discussing the pros and cons of the homeschool trend
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
As Hannah Newman typed the first few words of her novel, she started developing a story about a young girl who finds a penny on the ground. After picking it up, the girl realizes that this is no ordinary coin, but one with magical powers. Soon, a beautiful fairy appears, and the protagonist is whisked away to an adventurous world,...
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Come January, Mayor-elect Michael Nutter will be the official head of the city. But last week, at a youth conference sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, he was head of the class -- at least for a half-hour or so. During his lunchtime keynote address, Nutter thanked a group of more than 80 high school students for getting involved with their...
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Shavit Moshe has a lot on his plate. For starters, there's the Israeli native's day job. The 32-year-old -- a one-time soldier who nowadays sports an Eagles cap and a thickening beard, since he says that he doesn't have enough time to sleep, let alone to shave -- is executive chef at the Glendale Uptown Home in Northeast Philadelphia, a...
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For months, the Pennsylvania Jewish Coalition, which represents Jewish federations across the state, has lobbied on behalf of a bill that would mandate the Keystone state to utilize its economic leverage to punish Iran and other nations, including Sudan, that have been labeled by the U.S. State Department as sponsors of terrorism. "Genocide and terrorism will not be tolerated by...
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